What our patients say:
For years I hid my hair loss with my own well-honed technique. My long hair was styled in such a way as to cover the centre of my head, which was completely bald. A bit of hairspray and everything stayed in place. But what became unbearable was seeing myself through my wife’s eyes when I was in the shower or the water. In these situations, my hair fell down at the sides and I looked 20 years older.
My wife told me that it didn’t bother her but what I found unbearable was seeing myself through her eyes. I had a large micro-graft hair transplant done and it worked really well. I have hair all over the front of my head that is thick enough for me to style my hair properly. What’s more, when I’m in the water my head is no longer exposed but is full of thick, long hair.
- A CMMA patient
There is a solution for every type of hair loss!
Type 2–3: moderate hair loss
Type 4–5: advanced hair loss
Type 6–7: severe hair loss
Why do we lose our hair?
Hair loss is most influenced by sex hormones and genetics.
It is quite rare for a woman in good health to lose her hair whilst for men it’s quite a common phenomenon. Why?
In men, hair is divided into two distinct regions:
This division is hereditary. Hair in the sensitive region will fall out leading to the disappearance of the hair bulbs that produce hair. The various genetic distributions of this hair loss are described in the Hamilton-Norwood scale of male pattern baldness.
This will help you to determine your type of hair loss.
Thanks to the micrograft hair transplant, you can have hair for life.
Hair grafts, also known as hair implants or hair transplants, are carried out by the highly experienced team at Hair-for-Life.
The team at Hair-for-Life is fully trained in this autograft transplant procedure. Thanks to this technique, grafts are not rejected and hair will continue to grow for life. Micrograft hair transplants are a routine procedure.
Hair transplants are carried out at our medical centre in Geneva, which is backed by many years of experience. Each procedure is quick and pain-free. Your hair will grow back at the transplant site.
Which you will see for yourself.
No hair prosthesis is needed.
YOUR HAIR WILL GROW BACK FOR LIFE! Read what our patients have to say and have a good look at the photos and results!
Solutions and techniques
This drug can be used to slow down hair loss but does not promote regrowth.
This medication acts on hormones. Other drugs inhibit the effects of male hormones
Hair loss resumes as soon as you stop taking the medication.
To have new, lifelong hair growth, the only solution is a micrograft transplant!
The first attempts at hair transplants were in the 1950s.
The principle works like this: Hair from an area that is insensitive to male hormones is implanted in an area where the hair is sensitive to androgens. The bulbs – or hair roots – are insensitive to hormones and the new hair is now in place for life.
In 1985, when the first micro-graft transplants were performed, the procedure was expensive. It was also painful and took a long time.
Today, the technique is pain-free and we are highly skilled at the procedure, which can be done quickly. Prices have become affordable for almost all types of micro-graft transplants.
However, watch out for “cheap hair transplants” overseas, where medical skills and techniques may not have kept pace with constantly changing standards.
The technique has come on leaps and bounds in the last three years.
Instruments can be now used to produce more micro-grafts whilst reducing handling and the risks of infection that might arise when working in teams of five or six technicians.
Hair is harvested painlessly from a very specific area of the scalp in the form of a strip using an instrument similar to that used for skin grafts.
This strip of scalp contains non-hormone-dependent bulbs that are genetically programmed for life. A precision microsurgical instrument allows a single specialist technician to prepare a large number of micro-grafts in just a few minutes.
Depending on the size of the graft, 3,000 to 10,000 bulbs are prepared on at least a thousand grafts measuring 1 to 1.2 mm2.
These micrografts remain fresh and are quickly reimplanted.
The surgeon will draw on their expertise to distribute these micro-grafts one-by-one, using a technique that guarantees good vascularisation and an excellent aesthetic result.
These roots will then produce particularly thick hair covering bald patches for life.
Le Fus Follicular Unit
This technique, presented by Dr Villard at the Monaco congress, actually represents the small-scale mechanisation of the harvesting process, since the surgeon will harvest hairs one-by-one using a small circular scalpel measuring 1 to 1.2 mm in diameter.
This technique, which requires shaving the patient’s head, takes a little longer but allows grafts to be harvested and then reimplanted, just like microstrips.
The benefit of this technique is that it leaves practically no scars on the scalp at the donor site.
However, it takes two hours to harvest 400 bulbs and the donor site is a little larger than for the microstrip method.
This technique is used much more frequently for partial beard transplants or to correct small areas of hair loss.
La réduction de tonsure
At the end of the of the 20th century, the idea of removing balding skin and pulling across skin with hair was born.
This technique became more widespread with the introduction of the Frechet scalp expander.
The problem with the technique is that the hair used to cover the hairless area does not grow in the right direction.
This requires two procedures to create what is known as a flap rotation.
This complicated technique is
not without risk and has been abandoned by most professionals, particularly since micro autograft transplants have progressed to such an extent that they have largely replaced the so-called tonsure reduction method, which is deemed too unpredictable for cosmetic surgery.
Currently, there are no scientific studies showing that laser treatment results in hair loss. Some hair stylists and devices claim that exposing your scalp to red light, blue light or lasers of varying intensities will regrow hair. Alas, nowhere in the literature has this been shown to have a lasting effect. Hair transplants are still the most viable option for getting your hair back.
Le taux de réussite est-il de 100% ?
Since 95% of implanted grafts are vascularised, optimal blood flow to the area results in new hair growth. And thanks to the small size of the graft, which quickly revascularises, there is no rejection. This is why this transplant technique is known as a micrograft.
L’opération est elle sans douleur ?
Yes. Procedures are performed under local anaesthetic in a very insensitive area of the scalp. Patients do not feel any pain after the procedure.
There is no pain after the tonsure reduction procedure, which is also done under local anaesthetic. However, the patient may feel a slight pulling of the skin, but not pain as such.
Va-t-on remarquer que j’ai eu une opération de micro-greffe ?
Of course, you will have hair where before there was none. Your doctor will suggest one of two approaches:
1) Grafts around the balding areas.
Thick new hair will gradually grow in a regular pattern. Gradually you will notice natural hair growth.
2) Grafts transplanted to the balding areas. In this case, your hair will significantly alter your appearance.
For severe hair loss, you may need two micrograft transplants with one or two procedures for tonsure reductions which, in some cases, can make for a very attractive head of hair.
Quel est le délai avant de constater que des nouveaux cheveux repoussent ?
In one to three months, the bulb will produce new hair and cause it to grow.
Quel est le prix d’une micro-greffe ?
The price of the procedure will depend on the stage of your hair loss. For moderate or advanced hair loss, you should budget CHF 3,000 to 5,000. Just a few years back, transplants cost at least three times as much and the number of hairs transplanted was much lower.
Qu’offre de plus Hair-for-Life par rapport à sa concurrence ?
The Hair-for-Life team, who prepare and perform the micrograft transplant working under magnification, are highly trained and use state-of-the-art instruments. Worldwide, there are other organisations that perform micrograft hair transplants but some use outdated practices.
The scalp is prepared with very little handling and the micrografts are reimplanted very quickly, thus keeping them fresh and eliminating risks of infection. Hair-for-Life is a team of three. As such, handling is greatly reduced and
sources of infection are avoided as much as possible.
You will deal with one doctor, who will be your point of contact. With some of our competitors, your main point of contact will be a
beautician. The surgeon who performs the procedure is recruited for their skills and experience in transplanting hair. This is to guarantee
you appealing and trouble-free results.